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Billy Williams

Billy Leo Williams (Sweet Swingin' Billy from Whistler)

Positions: Leftfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: June 15, 1938 in Whistler, AL
High School: Whistler HS (Whistler, AL)
Signed
by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1956. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 6, 1959 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Athletics 1959-1976

Final Game: October 2, 1976 (Age 38)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1987 (354/413 ballots).
   View Billy Williams Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 16, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #89. Pee Wee Reese… #90. Ken Boyer… #91. George Sisler… #92. BILLY WILLIAMS… #93. Dwight Evans… #94. Roberto Alomar… #95. Frank Thomas… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1959 21 CHC NL 18 34 33 0 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 7 .152 .176 .212 .389 4 7 2 0 0 0 0 7
1960 22 CHC NL 12 52 47 4 13 0 2 2 7 0 0 5 12 .277 .346 .489 .836 128 23 1 0 0 0 0 7
1961 23 CHC NL 146 584 529 75 147 20 7 25 86 6 0 45 70 .278 .338 .484 .822 115 256 11 5 1 4 11 *79 RoY-1
1962 24 CHC NL 159 699 618 94 184 22 8 22 91 9 9 70 72 .298 .369 .466 .835 119 288 11 4 0 7 3 *7 AS
1963 25 CHC NL 161 687 612 87 175 36 9 25 95 7 6 68 78 .286 .358 .497 .854 138 304 12 2 2 3 9 *7
1964 26 CHC NL 162 709 645 100 201 39 2 33 98 10 7 59 84 .312 .370 .532 .901 147 343 11 2 0 3 8 *7/8 AS,MVP-18
1965 27 CHC NL 164 719 645 115 203 39 6 34 108 10 1 65 76 .315 .377 .552 .929 157 356 20 3 1 5 7 *978 AS,MVP-12
1966 28 CHC NL 162 727 648 100 179 23 5 29 91 6 3 69 61 .276 .347 .461 .808 122 299 12 4 0 6 16 *97
1967 29 CHC NL 162 712 634 92 176 21 12 28 84 6 3 68 67 .278 .346 .481 .828 130 305 13 2 2 6 8 *7/9
1968 30 CHC NL 163 699 642 91 185 30 8 30 98 4 1 48 53 .288 .336 .500 .836 142 321 13 2 0 7 10 *79 AS,MVP-8
1969 31 CHC NL 163 708 642 103 188 33 10 21 95 3 2 59 70 .293 .355 .474 .828 119 304 15 4 0 3 15 *79 MVP-23
1970 32 CHC NL 161 714 636 137 205 34 4 42 129 7 1 72 65 .322 .391 .586 .977 148 373 13 2 0 4 9 *79 MVP-2
1971 33 CHC NL 157 677 594 86 179 27 5 28 93 7 5 77 44 .301 .383 .505 .888 138 300 17 3 0 3 18 *7/9 MVP-21
1972 34 CHC NL 150 650 574 95 191 34 6 37 122 3 1 62 59 .333 .398 .606 1.005 171 348 14 6 0 8 20 *7/3 AS,MVP-2
1973 35 CHC NL 156 659 576 72 166 22 2 20 86 4 3 76 72 .288 .369 .438 .806 117 252 13 1 0 6 14 *73 AS,MVP-29
1974 36 CHC NL 117 474 404 55 113 22 0 16 68 4 5 67 44 .280 .382 .453 .835 131 183 9 1 0 2 12 37
1975 37 OAK AL 155 602 520 68 127 20 1 23 81 0 0 76 68 .244 .341 .419 .760 116 218 9 2 1 3 7 *D/3
1976 38 OAK AL 120 413 351 36 74 12 0 11 41 4 2 58 44 .211 .320 .339 .659 98 119 4 0 1 3 15 D/7
18 Yrs 2488 10519 9350 1410 2711 434 88 426 1475 90 49 1045 1046 .290 .361 .492 .853 133 4599 200 43 8 73 182
162 Game Avg. 162 685 609 92 177 28 6 28 96 6 3 68 68 .290 .361 .492 .853 133 299 13 3 1 5 12
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
CHC (16 yrs) 2213 9504 8479 1306 2510 402 87 392 1353 86 47 911 934 .296 .364 .503 .867 135 4262 187 41 6 67 160
OAK (2 yrs) 275 1015 871 104 201 32 1 34 122 4 2 134 112 .231 .333 .387 .720 109 337 13 2 2 6 22
NL (16 yrs) 2213 9504 8479 1306 2510 402 87 392 1353 86 47 911 934 .296 .364 .503 .867 135 4262 187 41 6 67 160
AL (2 yrs) 275 1015 871 104 201 32 1 34 122 4 2 134 112 .231 .333 .387 .720 109 337 13 2 2 6 22

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1959 21 CHC NL 18 34 -4 -0 0 1 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .481 .498 -0.3 0.1 -3 $7,000 7
1960 22 CHC NL 12 52 2 1 0 1 -1 3 0.3 2 5 0.5 .527 .502 0.4 0.0 4 $7,000 7
1961 23 CHC NL 146 584 5 1 1 -10 -7 -10 -1.1 22 12 1.2 .493 .494 2.3 -1.8 23 $9,500 *79 RoY-1
1962 24 CHC NL 159 699 18 -1 1 -2 -8 8 0.9 26 34 3.5 .505 .505 3.6 -1.0 35 $14,000 *7 AS
1963 25 CHC NL 161 687 28 1 0 11 -8 32 3.8 25 57 6.4 .523 .523 5.1 0.4 46 $20,000 *7
1964 26 CHC NL 162 709 36 1 3 -9 -8 22 2.5 26 47 5.2 .515 .515 6.1 -1.9 57 $27,000 *7/8 AS,MVP-18
1965 27 CHC NL 164 719 47 4 -1 3 -7 46 5.1 26 73 7.7 .531 .531 7.4 -0.4 70 $34,000 *978 AS,MVP-12
1966 28 CHC NL 162 727 17 2 2 3 -7 17 2.0 24 41 4.5 .512 .512 3.9 -0.3 38 $45,000 *97
1967 29 CHC NL 162 712 23 3 -0 0 -9 17 2.2 24 42 4.7 .512 .512 4.4 -0.8 41 $47,500 *7/9
1968 30 CHC NL 163 699 26 1 2 -4 -9 15 2.2 23 38 4.6 .512 .512 4.8 -1.5 42 $57,000 *79 AS,MVP-8
1969 31 CHC NL 163 708 13 2 1 -5 -9 2 0.4 24 26 2.8 .502 .502 3.2 -1.5 31 $75,000 *79 MVP-23
1970 32 CHC NL 161 714 39 4 4 2 -8 40 4.2 24 64 6.6 .526 .525 6.2 -0.6 62 *79 MVP-2
1971 33 CHC NL 157 677 27 2 -0 -4 -8 17 2.0 23 40 4.3 .512 .512 4.6 -1.3 43 $100,000 *7/9 MVP-21
1972 34 CHC NL 150 650 54 -1 0 -10 -7 36 4.2 21 57 6.1 .527 .525 7.1 -1.9 67 $115,000 *7/3 AS,MVP-2
1973 35 CHC NL 156 659 12 -1 -0 -6 -7 -1 -0.3 21 20 1.8 .499 .499 2.4 -1.5 26 $150,000 *73 AS,MVP-29
1974 36 CHC NL 117 474 17 1 2 -9 -5 5 0.5 15 21 2.0 .505 .504 2.9 -1.6 30 $150,000 37
1975 37 OAK AL 155 602 10 1 1 -1 -14 -3 -0.2 22 19 1.9 .498 .498 2.0 -1.5 19 $150,000 *D/3
1976 38 OAK AL 120 413 -4 0 1 -0 -10 -13 -1.4 15 2 0.0 .488 .491 0.1 -1.1 2 $150,000 D/7
18 Seasons 2488 10519 368 20 16 -38 -135 231 27.0 364 595 63.5 .510 .510 66.2 -18.2 633 $1,158,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
CHC (16 yrs) 2213 9504 362 19 14 -37 -111 247 28.6 328 575 61.6 .512 .512 64.1 -15.6 612 $858,000
OAK (2 yrs) 275 1015 6 1 2 -1 -24 -16 -1.6 36 21 1.9 .493 .495 2.0 -2.7 21 $300,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1975 37 OAK AL ALCS BOS L 3 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 3 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1959 CHC NL 21 LF 10 7 5 65.0 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 1 18 2.49 1.80 .971 2.04 2.01
1959 CHC NL 21 OF 10 7 5 65.0 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 1 18 2.49 1.80 .977 2.22 2.19
1960 CHC NL 22 LF 12 12 12 109.2 28 27 0 1 0 .964 1 10 2.22 2.25 .974 1.99 1.99
1960 CHC NL 22 OF 12 12 12 109.2 26 25 0 1 0 .962 1 10 2.05 2.08 .978 2.20 2.20
1961 CHC NL 23 OF 135 133 130 1179.1 240 220 9 11 3 .954 -10 -10 1.75 1.70 .977 2.16 2.14 RoY-1
1961 CHC NL 23 LF 111 111 108 974.1 199 184 6 9 2 .955 -9 -11 1.76 1.71 .973 1.88 1.86 RoY-1
1961 CHC NL 23 RF 26 22 22 205.0 39 36 1 2 1 .949 -1 -8 1.62 1.42 .974 1.93 1.91 RoY-1
1962 CHC NL 24 LF 159 159 159 1412.1 298 272 17 9 4 .970 -2 -2 1.84 1.82 .968 1.81 1.80 AS
1962 CHC NL 24 OF 159 159 159 1412.1 301 273 18 10 4 .967 -2 -2 1.85 1.83 .974 2.07 2.05 AS
1963 CHC NL 25 LF 160 160 160 1439.0 315 298 13 4 2 .987 11 9 1.95 1.94 .971 1.80 1.79
1963 CHC NL 25 OF 160 160 160 1439.0 315 298 13 4 2 .987 11 9 1.95 1.94 .977 2.01 2.00
1964 CHC NL 26 LF 162 159 158 1427.0 257 230 14 13 0 .949 -9 -8 1.54 1.51 .965 1.70 1.69 AS,MVP-18
1964 CHC NL 26 OF 162 161 158 1436.0 260 233 14 13 0 .950 -9 -8 1.55 1.52 .973 1.99 1.98 AS,MVP-18
1964 CHC NL 26 CF 2 2 0 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -27 1.00 0.50 .980 2.40 2.35 AS,MVP-18
1965 CHC NL 27 OF 164 164 160 1472.0 316 296 10 10 2 .968 3 2 1.87 1.87 .975 2.00 2.00 AS,MVP-12
1965 CHC NL 27 RF 106 106 106 945.1 194 179 10 5 2 .974 5 7 1.80 1.78 .975 1.95 1.95 AS,MVP-12
1965 CHC NL 27 LF 33 29 29 271.0 46 43 0 3 0 .935 -2 -11 1.43 1.30 .966 1.71 1.71 AS,MVP-12
1965 CHC NL 27 CF 29 29 25 255.2 70 68 0 2 0 .971 0 1 2.39 2.34 .981 2.29 2.29 AS,MVP-12
1966 CHC NL 28 OF 162 162 158 1451.0 336 319 9 8 3 .976 3 3 2.03 2.02 .974 2.03 2.03
1966 CHC NL 28 RF 152 152 148 1351.1 304 291 7 6 4 .980 0 0 1.98 1.96 .978 1.95 1.95
1966 CHC NL 28 LF 11 10 10 99.2 27 23 2 2 0 .926 3 36 2.26 2.27 .963 1.74 1.73
1967 CHC NL 29 OF 162 161 154 1444.0 277 271 3 3 1 .989 0 0 1.71 1.69 .976 2.03 2.03
1967 CHC NL 29 LF 160 158 153 1418.0 275 269 3 3 1 .989 0 0 1.73 1.70 .969 1.74 1.74
1967 CHC NL 29 RF 6 3 1 26.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 14 1.38 0.67 .975 2.04 2.03
1968 CHC NL 30 OF 163 163 140 1447.1 274 261 4 9 0 .967 -4 -3 1.65 1.63 .975 2.02 2.03 AS,MVP-8
1968 CHC NL 30 LF 138 120 115 1102.1 185 176 2 7 0 .962 -6 -6 1.45 1.29 .963 1.64 1.65 AS,MVP-8
1968 CHC NL 30 RF 47 43 25 345.0 87 83 2 2 0 .977 2 5 2.22 1.81 .981 2.01 2.01 AS,MVP-8
1969 CHC NL 31 OF 159 159 129 1403.0 277 250 15 12 2 .957 -5 -5 1.70 1.67 .973 2.02 2.01 MVP-23
1969 CHC NL 31 LF 151 130 122 1198.0 227 208 11 8 2 .965 -3 -3 1.65 1.45 .963 1.69 1.68 MVP-23
1969 CHC NL 31 RF 30 29 7 205.0 48 41 3 4 0 .917 -3 -15 1.93 1.47 .975 1.84 1.82 MVP-23
1970 CHC NL 32 OF 160 159 143 1382.0 275 259 13 3 1 .989 2 2 1.77 1.70 .976 2.07 2.06 MVP-2
1970 CHC NL 32 LF 154 149 137 1302.1 259 244 13 2 1 .992 4 4 1.78 1.67 .971 1.75 1.75 MVP-2
1970 CHC NL 32 RF 10 10 6 79.2 17 16 0 1 0 .941 -2 -35 1.81 1.60 .976 1.99 1.98 MVP-2
1971 CHC NL 33 OF 154 152 146 1342.2 299 284 8 7 3 .977 -4 -3 1.96 1.90 .979 2.19 2.19 MVP-21
1971 CHC NL 33 LF 151 148 143 1306.2 287 273 8 6 3 .979 -4 -3 1.94 1.86 .970 1.87 1.87 MVP-21
1971 CHC NL 33 RF 4 4 3 36.0 8 7 0 1 0 .875 -0 -3 1.75 1.75 .982 2.08 2.05 MVP-21
1972 CHC NL 34 LF 144 142 129 1254.2 244 231 9 4 0 .984 -8 -8 1.72 1.67 .974 1.92 1.93 AS,MVP-2
1972 CHC NL 34 OF 144 142 129 1254.2 246 233 9 4 0 .984 -8 -8 1.74 1.68 .978 2.18 2.19 AS,MVP-2
1972 CHC NL 34 1B 5 5 4 43.0 46 42 4 0 5 1.000 -1 -39 9.63 9.20 .992 9.73 9.76 AS,MVP-2
1973 CHC NL 35 LF 138 132 107 1136.0 265 247 14 4 1 .985 -4 -4 2.07 1.89 .977 2.04 2.04 AS,MVP-29
1973 CHC NL 35 OF 138 132 107 1136.0 271 253 14 4 1 .985 -4 -4 2.12 1.93 .977 2.23 2.23 AS,MVP-29
1973 CHC NL 35 1B 19 19 14 159.1 189 167 20 2 14 .989 -2 -11 10.56 9.84 .992 9.83 9.83 AS,MVP-29
1974 CHC NL 36 1B 65 64 52 557.0 624 566 49 9 48 .986 -5 -10 9.94 9.46 .991 9.94 9.93
1974 CHC NL 36 LF 43 41 18 343.1 75 69 4 2 2 .973 -4 -14 1.91 1.70 .976 1.99 1.99
1974 CHC NL 36 OF 43 41 18 343.1 75 69 4 2 2 .973 -4 -14 1.91 1.70 .979 2.27 2.27
1975 OAK AL 37 DH 145 142
1975 OAK AL 37 1B 7 5 0 36.0 34 30 3 1 5 .971 -1 -20 8.25 4.71 .990 9.85 9.81
1976 OAK AL 38 DH 106 100
1976 OAK AL 38 LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
1976 OAK AL 38 OF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.50
17 Seasons OF 2088 2067 1908 18319.1 3806 3562 143 101 24 .973 -30 -2 1.82 1.77 .976 2.08 2.07
17 Seasons LF 1738 1667 1565 14861.1 3005 2812 116 77 18 .974 -31 -3 1.77 1.68 .970 1.81 1.80
8 Seasons RF 381 369 318 3193.1 701 657 23 21 7 .970 1 0 1.92 1.78 .977 1.95 1.95
4 Seasons 1B 96 93 70 795.1 893 805 76 12 72 .987 -8 -13 9.97 9.18 .991 9.90 9.89
2 Seasons CF 31 31 25 264.2 71 69 0 2 0 .972 0 0 2.35 2.23 .981 2.30 2.29
18 Seasons TOT 2184 2160 1978 19114.2 4699 4367 219 113 96 .976 -38 -2 2.16 2.10 .979 2.40 2.42
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1982 BBWAA (23.4%)
1983 BBWAA (40.9%)
1984 BBWAA (50.1%)
1985 BBWAA (63.8%)
1986 BBWAA (74.1%)
1987 BBWAA (85.7%)
Selected to HOF in 1987 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1964 NL (18, 2%)
1965 NL (12, 8%)
1968 NL (8, 17%)
1969 NL (23, 2%)
1970 NL (2, 65%)
1971 NL (21, 3%)
1972 NL (2, 63%)
1973 NL (29, 1%)
1.61 Career Shares (135th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1965 NL  7.8 (7th)
1970 NL  6.6 (7th)
1972 NL  6.2 (8th)
Career  63.6 (143rd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1963 NL  6.5 (8th)
1965 NL  7.8 (3rd)
1970 NL  6.6 (3rd)
1972 NL  6.2 (4th)
Career  63.6 (97th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1964 NL  6.1 (8th)
1965 NL  7.5 (3rd)
1970 NL  6.2 (5th)
1972 NL  7.1 (3rd)
Career  66.2 (70th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1964 NL  .312 (8th)
1965 NL  .315 (4th)
1970 NL  .322 (4th)
1972 NL  .333 (1st)

On-Base% s c a p y
1964 NL  .370 (8th)
1965 NL  .377 (8th)
1971 NL  .383 (10th)
1972 NL  .398 (2nd)

Slugging % s c a p y
1963 NL  .497 (7th)
1964 NL  .532 (7th)
1965 NL  .552 (3rd)
1967 NL  .481 (10th)
1968 NL  .500 (3rd)
1970 NL  .586 (4th)
1971 NL  .505 (6th)
1972 NL  .606 (1st)
Career  .492 (128th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1963 NL  .854 (6th)
1964 NL  .901 (7th)
1965 NL  .929 (3rd)
1968 NL  .836 (8th)
1970 NL  .977 (5th)
1971 NL  .888 (5th)
1972 NL  1.005 (1st)
Career  .853 (164th)

Games Played s c a p y
1963 NL  161 (4th)
1964 NL  162 (2nd)
1965 NL  164 (1st)
1966 NL  162 (1st)
1967 NL  162 (2nd)
1968 NL  163 (1st)
1969 NL  163 (1st)
1970 NL  161 (1st)
Career  2,488 (59th)

At Bats s c a p y
1964 NL  645 (3rd)
1965 NL  645 (5th)
1966 NL  648 (4th)
1967 NL  634 (4th)
1968 NL  642 (6th)
1969 NL  642 (5th)
1970 NL  636 (5th)
Career  9,350 (51st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1963 NL  687 (10th)
1964 NL  709 (2nd)
1965 NL  719 (4th)
1966 NL  727 (1st)
1967 NL  712 (2nd)
1968 NL  699 (4th)
1969 NL  708 (6th)
1970 NL  714 (5th)
Career  10,519 (51st)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1964 NL  100 (7th)
1965 NL  115 (4th)
1966 NL  100 (5th)
1967 NL  92 (7th)
1968 NL  91 (5th)
1969 NL  103 (7th)
1970 NL  137 (1st)
1971 NL  86 (10th)
1972 NL  95 (7th)
Career  1,410 (88th)

Hits s c a p y
1962 NL  184 (10th)
1964 NL  201 (3rd)
1965 NL  203 (3rd)
1966 NL  179 (7th)
1967 NL  176 (9th)
1968 NL  185 (6th)
1969 NL  188 (5th)
1970 NL  205 (1st)
1971 NL  179 (9th)
1972 NL  191 (3rd)
Career  2,711 (64th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1962 NL  288 (10th)
1963 NL  304 (8th)
1964 NL  343 (3rd)
1965 NL  356 (2nd)
1966 NL  299 (9th)
1967 NL  305 (4th)
1968 NL  321 (1st)
1969 NL  304 (6th)
1970 NL  373 (1st)
1971 NL  300 (5th)
1972 NL  348 (1st)
Career  4,599 (39th)

Doubles s c a p y
1963 NL  36 (3rd)
1964 NL  39 (3rd)
1965 NL  39 (2nd)
1968 NL  30 (9th)
1969 NL  33 (3rd)
1970 NL  34 (8th)
1972 NL  34 (4th)
Career  434 (130th)

Triples s c a p y
1963 NL  9 (7th)
1967 NL  12 (2nd)
1968 NL  8 (5th)
1969 NL  10 (3rd)
Career  88 (224th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1963 NL  25 (8th)
1964 NL  33 (2nd)
1965 NL  34 (3rd)
1966 NL  29 (10th)
1967 NL  28 (6th)
1968 NL  30 (4th)
1970 NL  42 (2nd)
1971 NL  28 (8th)
1972 NL  37 (3rd)
Career  426 (48th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1963 NL  95 (9th)
1964 NL  98 (7th)
1965 NL  108 (4th)
1968 NL  98 (2nd)
1969 NL  95 (8th)
1970 NL  129 (2nd)
1971 NL  93 (9th)
1972 NL  122 (2nd)
Career  1,475 (55th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1962 NL  70 (10th)
1963 NL  68 (6th)
1966 NL  69 (7th)
1967 NL  68 (8th)
1971 NL  77 (10th)
Career  1,045 (97th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
Career  1,046 (234th)

Singles s c a p y
1962 NL  132 (8th)
1964 NL  127 (10th)
1965 NL  124 (9th)
Career  1,763 (96th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1963 NL  138 (9th)
1964 NL  147 (8th)
1965 NL  157 (3rd)
1968 NL  142 (8th)
1970 NL  148 (7th)
1972 NL  171 (1st)
Career  133 (137th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1962 NL  107 (9th)
1963 NL  108 (7th)
1964 NL  125 (5th)
1965 NL  132 (2nd)
1966 NL  104 (10th)
1967 NL  106 (7th)
1968 NL  107 (3rd)
1970 NL  147 (1st)
1971 NL  112 (6th)
1972 NL  137 (1st)
Career  1,671 (51st)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1963 NL  31 (7th)
1964 NL  41 (6th)
1965 NL  49 (2nd)
1968 NL  32 (8th)
1970 NL  43 (6th)
1971 NL  32 (8th)
1972 NL  56 (1st)
Career  414 (71st)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1963 NL  3.3 (7th)
1964 NL  4.2 (6th)
1965 NL  5.0 (2nd)
1968 NL  3.5 (8th)
1970 NL  4.2 (6th)
1971 NL  3.3 (8th)
1972 NL  5.7 (1st)
Career  42.6 (64th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1963 NL  70 (6th)
1964 NL  74 (4th)
1965 NL  79 (1st)
1967 NL  61 (7th)
1968 NL  68 (1st)
1969 NL  64 (6th)
1970 NL  80 (2nd)
1971 NL  60 (7th)
1972 NL  77 (1st)
Career  948 (51st)

Times On Base s c a p y
1962 NL  258 (7th)
1963 NL  245 (7th)
1964 NL  262 (4th)
1965 NL  271 (2nd)
1966 NL  252 (3rd)
1967 NL  246 (6th)
1968 NL  235 (7th)
1969 NL  251 (9th)
1970 NL  279 (4th)
1971 NL  259 (5th)
1972 NL  259 (3rd)
Career  3,799 (64th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1963 NL  .707 (8th)
1964 NL  .738 (8th)
1965 NL  .752 (4th)
1968 NL  .724 (7th)
1970 NL  .763 (5th)
1971 NL  .721 (5th)
1972 NL  .815 (1st)
Career  .688 (95th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1961 NL  5 (6th)
1972 NL  6 (5th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1962 NL  7 (5th)
1966 NL  6 (9th)
1967 NL  6 (7th)
1968 NL  7 (5th)
1972 NL  8 (5th)
Career  73 (123rd)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1961 NL  11 (6th)
1963 NL  9 (10th)
1966 NL  16 (2nd)
1969 NL  15 (5th)
1971 NL  18 (5th)
1972 NL  20 (2nd)
1973 NL  14 (8th)
1974 NL  12 (10th)
1976 AL  15 (2nd)
Career  182 (23rd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1965 NL  20 (4th)
Career  200 (95th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1962 NL  9 (3rd)

SB % s c a p y
1964 NL  58.82 (10th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1964 NL  15.3 (6th)
1965 NL  15.5 (9th)
Career  148.6 (193rd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1968 NL  12.1 (7th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1964 NL  19.5 (4th)
1965 NL  19.0 (8th)
1967 NL  22.6 (10th)
1968 NL  21.4 (8th)
1970 NL  15.1 (7th)
1972 NL  15.5 (5th)
1975 AL  22.6 (10th)
Career  21.9 (190th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1965 NL  469 (10th)
1966 NL  490 (1st)
1967 NL  482 (3rd)
1968 NL  478 (6th)
1969 NL  474 (9th)
Career  6,969 (53rd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1963 NL  43.76 (7th)
1965 NL  57.10 (2nd)
1967 NL  39.22 (8th)
1968 NL  49.88 (2nd)
1970 NL  67.15 (2nd)
1971 NL  54.04 (5th)
1972 NL  77.14 (1st)
Career  609.28 (24th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1962 NL  3.9 (8th)
1963 NL  4.4 (7th)
1964 NL  4.2 (6th)
1965 NL  7.2 (1st)
1967 NL  5.2 (5th)
1968 NL  5.2 (5th)
1970 NL  6.0 (2nd)
1971 NL  6.1 (3rd)
1972 NL  7.2 (1st)
Career  62.9 (12th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1963 NL  4.3 (8th)
1964 NL  3.8 (7th)
1965 NL  6.1 (2nd)
1966 NL  3.3 (10th)
1967 NL  3.4 (10th)
1968 NL  4.6 (4th)
1970 NL  5.4 (2nd)
1971 NL  4.0 (10th)
1972 NL  6.7 (1st)
Career  54.2 (28th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1963 NL  4.5 (7th)
1965 NL  5.8 (2nd)
1967 NL  4.0 (10th)
1968 NL  5.3 (2nd)
1970 NL  6.1 (2nd)
1971 NL  5.2 (5th)
1972 NL  7.5 (2nd)
Career  60.4 (22nd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1974 NL  9 (5th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  111 (3rd)
1962 NL  159 (1st)
1963 NL  160 (1st)
1964 NL  162 (1st)
1967 NL  160 (1st)
1968 NL  138 (4th)
1969 NL  151 (2nd)
1970 NL  154 (1st)
1971 NL  151 (3rd)
1972 NL  144 (4th)
Career  1,738 (12th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  184 (2nd)
1962 NL  272 (1st)
1963 NL  298 (1st)
1964 NL  230 (2nd)
1967 NL  269 (2nd)
1968 NL  176 (4th)
1969 NL  208 (5th)
1970 NL  244 (1st)
1971 NL  273 (2nd)
1972 NL  231 (4th)
Career  2,812 (23rd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  6 (4th)
1962 NL  17 (1st)
1963 NL  13 (1st)
1964 NL  14 (1st)
1969 NL  11 (1st)
1970 NL  13 (2nd)
1971 NL  8 (2nd)
1972 NL  9 (3rd)
1973 NL  14 (2nd)
Career  116 (18th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  9 (2nd)
1962 NL  9 (1st)
1963 NL  4 (5th)
1964 NL  13 (1st)
1968 NL  7 (4th)
1969 NL  8 (3rd)
1971 NL  6 (5th)
Career  77 (23rd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  2 (1st)
1962 NL  4 (1st)
1963 NL  2 (2nd)
1967 NL  1 (4th)
1969 NL  2 (1st)
1971 NL  3 (2nd)
1973 NL  1 (1st)
1974 NL  2 (3rd)
Career  18 (25th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1966 NL  152 (4th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1966 NL  291 (3rd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 NL  10 (4th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 NL  5 (5th)
1966 NL  6 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 NL  2 (1st)
1966 NL  4 (2nd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1962 NL  159 (3rd)
1963 NL  160 (3rd)
1964 NL  162 (1st)
1965 NL  164 (1st)
1966 NL  162 (1st)
1967 NL  162 (1st)
1968 NL  163 (1st)
1969 NL  159 (2nd)
1970 NL  160 (1st)
Career  2,088 (40th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1966 NL  319 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1962 NL  18 (4th)
1963 NL  13 (4th)
1964 NL  14 (4th)
1969 NL  15 (2nd)
1973 NL  14 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1961 NL  11 (1st)
1962 NL  10 (3rd)
1964 NL  13 (2nd)
1965 NL  10 (5th)
1968 NL  9 (4th)
1969 NL  12 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1962 NL  4 (3rd)
1965 NL  2 (5th)
1966 NL  3 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1963 NL  11 (1st)
1966 NL  3 (5th)
1970 NL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1961 NL  1.76 (5th)
1962 NL  1.84 (4th)
1963 NL  1.95 (3rd)
1969 NL  1.65 (5th)
1970 NL  1.78 (5th)
1971 NL  1.94 (5th)
1973 NL  2.07 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  1.71 (4th)
1962 NL  1.82 (2nd)
1963 NL  1.94 (1st)
1964 NL  1.51 (5th)
1969 NL  1.45 (5th)
1970 NL  1.67 (3rd)
1971 NL  1.86 (3rd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1961 NL  .955 (3rd)
1962 NL  .970 (2nd)
1963 NL  .987 (1st)
1964 NL  .949 (3rd)
1967 NL  .989 (1st)
1968 NL  .962 (3rd)
1969 NL  .965 (3rd)
1970 NL  .992 (1st)
1971 NL  .979 (3rd)
1972 NL  .984 (2nd)
1973 NL  .985 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1966 NL  1.98 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1966 NL  1.96 (5th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1966 NL  .980 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1963 NL  11 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1967 NL  .989 (3rd)
1970 NL  .989 (3rd)

Oldest s c a p y
1976 AL  born 1938-06-15 (9th)

             

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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 18 (128), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 208 (37), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 122 (116), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 48 (90), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (11th), 63.5 career WAR/41.3 7yr-peak WAR/52.4 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
195921Chicago Cubs$7,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
196022Chicago Cubs$7,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
196123Chicago Cubs$9,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
196224Chicago Cubs$14,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
196325Chicago Cubs$20,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
196426Chicago Cubs$27,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
196527Chicago Cubs$34,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
196628Chicago Cubs$45,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
196729Chicago Cubs$47,500Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
196830Chicago Cubs$57,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
196931Chicago Cubs$75,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
197133Chicago Cubs$100,0003/28/71 HOF clip
197234Chicago Cubs$115,0004/8/72 TSN and BJHA
197335Chicago Cubs$150,000TSN, 4/21/73
197436Chicago Cubs$150,000TSN, 3/16/74
197537Oakland Athletics$150,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database; 3/22/75 TSN
197638Oakland Athletics$150,0003/22/75 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,158,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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